Month: April 2015

Weekend Getaway: A Foodie on The Beach

Over the years, I have grossly underestimated the importance of simply getting away. Now, getting away does not necessarily mean a long winded vacation, though I do have one planned. However, I rarely consider the importance of having a change of scenery that is close to home. And honestly, living in southern California, it is a shame I don’t take advantage of it more often. Luckily, I had a caring friend who was there to remind me that a vacation can mean more than an itinerary and a plane ticket. This past weekend I had the good fortune to go out and spend a few days in Newport Beach. It was a much needed break from my usual surroundings, as the monotony of life can become relentless and can have a way of tearing a spirit down. Honestly, I did not realize how much I needed this, until it happened. It wasn’t just a change in surroundings that was needed, but it was the opportunity to interact with a fresh group of people in a …

Flowers in the Breeze

Spring is officially here! And true to spring comes the march of floral prints, and I certainly could not resist.  A mild spring day accompanied by a soft, cool breeze was the backdrop for my many downtown excursions. The pleasant weather and bright sun led me to only one perfect conclusion… a dress must be worn! Now when I do my fashion posts, I  do not necessarily have outfits planned to share. Many times, I happen to look  down and realize that I really love the outfit I’m wearing, so I make a point to take a ton of pictures of it to write about it in time. However, I happened to noticed this week that I had a sort of running theme going with a couple ensembles: dresses, floral prints, and flowing fabrics! All of which are perfect for this spring season! However, these dresses happen to both be in two very different styles.

10 Days to Love: A Challenge – Part 1

I read somewhere once that in order for anyone to love you, you must first love yourself. And while I understand the logic behind this, I could not help wondering… wouldn’t it be nice if someone could love you while you learn to love yourself? Hmmm… maybe I’m wishing for too much. That aside, I wondered about the concept of self-love. For some, it appears to come easily. They love and revere themselves. There is nothing they cannot do or try. In all honesty, I envy and admire such people. For, to love thyself, despite all flaws is a challenge indeed. Through out my internet musings I came across an article or something of that nature that suggested that one should write down what there is to love about oneself. That to start the practice of writing it, it will eventually become a habit to learn and appreciate what there is to love about yourself. I have never done any such thing. Feeling it was far too narcissistic, I have actually never sat down and …